Aiming to restore voters' faith in Congress, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday that makes clear it's illegal for members of Congress, their staffs and many executive-branch employees to trade stocks and other securities based on inside information learned on the job.
Peter Schweizer, "Throw Them All Out" author, explains insider trading by members of Congress and the pending Senate bill.
New airline rules will raise prices, but it's a benefit for consumers.
Spirit Airlines isn't happy with the new airline price advertising rule. The big "Warning!" sign popping up on the carrier's website makes that pretty clear.
A key Senate Democrat came to the defense of embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on Thursday after his four fellow commissioners sent a letter to the White House criticizing his leadership. They also testified before a House committee that Jaczko had "bullied" staff, restricted access to information and quietly assumed emergency powers following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan this year.
As portions of the Arab world struggle to extinguish decades of oppression and dictorial rule, the rights and opportunities for women in these societies stand at a delicate precipice, U.S. State Department officials told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee Wednesday.
Fresh concerns that thousands of highly portable anti-aircraft missiles may be missing in Libya are prompting a new call to protect American jetliners from attack.
Should members of Congress cut their salaries or raise the age at which they can draw a congressional pension when many Americans are making personal sacrifices during the country's prolonged economic crisis?
Sen. Sherrod Brown on why lawmakers should agree to a salary cut.
A Northern California man remained in jail Sunday after he was arrested for threatening the life of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, official said.
CNN's Jim Boulden reports that the News Corp. withdrawal bid for BSkyB does not exclude a future bid.
Raise the debt ceiling or don't get paid.
In April 2009, A family spoke out after the suicide of a Marine husband and father.
A bipartisan group of senators is asking President Barack Obama to change the current "insensitive" policy of not sending condolence letters to families of service members who commit suicide.
Some Americans wonder if we are prepared for a nuclear catastrophe. CNN's Samantha Hayes reports.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that the situation in the wake of the Japanese nuclear reactor crisis is static but not yet stable.
Economists, businessmen, and politicians of every stripe have spent months talking themselves hoarse about how to get the roughly $2 trillion in corporate reserves back into the economy. Get ready to start hearing a lot about that sum's international cousin.
A Senate procedural vote on Saturday failed to keep the DREAM Act from moving forward.
A bill that offers a path to citizenship to some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children failed a procedural vote in the Senate on Saturday.
Billions of dollars poured into political ads this election cycle, and they weren't just negative commercials, or attack ads, but messages of searing personal indictment. The question is: Did they work?
Democratic Senate nominee Jack Conway defends his religion-themed ad against his opponent, GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul.
Here are races that could affect the balance of power and future of some well-known politicians. Keep checking back as we update with results.
If former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's bid to become the next senator from California succeeds, she will owe a giant "thank you" to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
A political group of gay conservatives will begin airing ads against a handful of Democratic candidates on Monday, including a spot against openly gay congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
Carly Fiorina, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in California, has been hospitalized for treatment of an infection, her campaign said in a statement released Tuesday.
Challengers running for Congress and lawmakers trying to hang on to their seats have had plenty to say about federal debt and spending this election season.
First lady Michelle Obama kicked off a West Coast tour on Monday to raise money and offer support for Democratic candidates a week ahead of the midterm elections.
First lady Michelle Obama urges voters to stay the course for change at an event for Washington Sen. Patty Murray.
President Obama will wake up in San Francisco, California, on Friday amid a five-state, four-day tour aimed at propping up embattled key Senate incumbents.
With just over two weeks before the election, Pres. Obama rallied voters at an event for Washington Sen. Patty Murray.
President Obama will wake up in Seattle on Thursday amid a four-day, multi-state tour aimed at propping up embattled Senate incumbents in Washington, California and Nevada.
President Obama asserts that Republicans have caused the financial crisis and hope voters will forget.
White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod talks about midterm elections with CNN's John King.
President Obama embarks Wednesday on his longest campaign swing of the midterm election season, with top adviser David Axelrod saying that "nobody has as big a megaphone as the president" and that he plans to use it aggressively to lay out the stakes for November 2.
California Sen. Barbara Boxer demanded answers Saturday to questions about why a gas transmission line ruptured in a suburban San Francisco town, triggering a massive fire that killed four people and left five people missing.
CNN iReporters share footage of the moments after the natural-gas line explosion and fire in San Bruno, California.
California Republicans nominated two women Tuesday to lead their political ticket in November, bringing an end to two bruising GOP primary battles for governor and Senate.
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman wins the Republican nomination for governor in California.
A new high-resolution video released Tuesday shows startling underwater images of the ruptured well gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico two days after robots made a cut of the well's riser pipe in preparation for the latest containment effort of the environmental disaster.
CNN's Joe Johns explains the implications of BP releasing new high resolution video of crude oil leaking into the Gulf.
A Department of Justice official was noncommittal Tuesday in a letter responding to a Senate committee's request that the department open a criminal inquiry into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
After days of badgering from lawmakers seeking greater access to video footage of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP Thursday made a live camera available for the public to view the disaster site 5,000 feet below water.
California is referred to as a bellwether, a state that produces social trends and political movements that spread throughout the country.
The government's plan to tax Wall Street's bonus bounty is shaping up to be nothing more than a pipe dream.
The weirdest campaign ad of this season -- maybe any season -- debuted on the Internet this past week. The ad has been nicknamed, "Demon Sheep," and can be viewed here.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finally made it official Wednesday: She's running for Senate in California.
Republicans boycotted a Senate committee hearing Tuesday on a major bill to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Top Democrats put the issue of climate change back in the spotlight Tuesday, debating legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions while announcing $3.4 billion in new clean energy funds.
Airline passengers who were trapped on tarmacs "like sardines in a can" had their opportunity to air their grievances Tuesday at an unofficial Capitol Hill hearing that shared some of the characteristics of those flights.
Tapes released by federal officials detail efforts by an airline pilot to allow passengers off his stranded plane,
Claustrophobia was not a condition Bill Johnson understood.
Regulators shelved a controversial plan that aimed to cleanse banks' balance sheets of toxic assets.
Don Henley, a founding member of "The Eagles," is suing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, claiming the candidate is misusing two of his popular songs.
In the wake of a highly publicized chimpanzee attack, the U.S. House made its first official move to ban humans from owning primates as pets.
The Environmental Protection Agency advised employees last month not to answer questions from journalists, the Government Accountability Office or the agency's inspector general, according to an EPA e-mail made public Monday.
Joel Stein checks out L.A.'s hot liberal fund-raising scene -- and falls for The Fall Guy's girl
The Senate voted Thursday to seek a federal investigation into a 2005 earmark on a highway funding bill that was altered after Congress approved the measure but before President Bush signed it.
Under the guidance of Sen. Barbara Boxer, the Climate Security Act, capping U.S. emissions, has passed the Senate. But the House -- and President Bush -- will be much tougher
"Human error factors" probably were involved in a ship crash and oil spill that killed nearly 400 birds in San Francisco Bay and prompted a federal criminal probe, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.
Federal investigators have launched a criminal probe into a cargo ship collision and oil spill, the Coast Guard said, which killed hundreds of birds in San Francisco Bay.
Coast Guard video shows damage to a container ship that bumped into the San Francisco Bay Bridge, causing an oil spill.
What turned out to be a life-changing week began, interestingly enough, with a lesson about misplaced priorities.
Bush has made Petraeus the arbiter of Iraq policy when it should be set by the President
Fearing a legislative push from Democrats to "fix" conservative-dominated radio shows, Republicans are starting to fight back
After another bad weekend, concerns mount over airport delays this summer. Will a Passenger Bill of Rights help?
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While the Senate moves forward to pass an airline passengers' bill of rights, consumer groups remain wary that its language may not be tough enough to help stranded fliers.
Perhaps the strongest worded opposition to President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq came from a fellow Republican on Thursday.
Congressional Democrats are sharpening their attacks on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, with one senator proposing a resolution that would call on President Bush to sack the outspoken Pentagon chief.
CEOs from the nation's biggest oil companies sparred with lawmakers Wednesday at a Senate hearing into this year's jump in oil prices and record industry profits.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday defended U.S. policy in Iraq amid criticism from lawmakers demanding a plan to bring troops home.
Four senators -- two Democrats and two Republicans -- sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asking that she reconsider her decision to retire.
At 5 ft. tall, California Senator Barbara Boxer can reach most lectern mikes only after her staff sets up a 3-in. stand dubbed the Boxer box.
Jack Johnson projects a rugged masculinity, yet his sunscreened folk, reggae and blues doesn't kick sand in anyone's face.
House and Senate Democrats rallied Thursday against President Bush's plan to revamp Social Security, to show they would not let it pass without a fight.
President Bush on Thursday kicked off a five-state tour in North Dakota to push his plan to overhaul Social Security, an issue highlighted in his State of the Union address.
Condoleezza Rice won Senate confirmation as secretary of state on Wednesday, after hours of sometimes-bitter debate Tuesday that focused largely on the war in Iraq.
Democratic senators used Tuesday's debate on Condoleezza Rice's nomination for secretary of state to blast the Bush administration over the war in Iraq, saying Rice dodged questions about her role in the war during last week's confirmation hearing.
If some Democrats have their way, Condoleezza Rice will not be confirmed as secretary of state as expected when the Senate meets on Thursday.
Condoleezza Rice defended the war in Iraq during her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, sparring with one Democrat who suggested her loyalty to President Bush and support for the conflict "overwhelmed your respect for the truth."
Alleging widespread "irregularities" on Election Day, a group of Democrats in Congress objected Thursday to the counting of Ohio's 20 electoral votes, delaying the official certification of the 2004 presidential election results.
President Bush officially won a second term in the White House after electoral votes from all 50 states were counted Thursday during a joint session of Congress.
If you've ever wondered how software got on your computer, and spent even more time wondering how to get it off, chances are you've encountered spyware.
March roars to life this week, much like a .... well, a lion.
Democrats are eager to fight this election on the economy, education, the deficit -- but today they're stuck fighting each other over one of the most potent wedge issues around -- guns.
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